Money Savers

Souvenirs: thoughts on what to buy and what not to

Bringing back a reminder of your holiday whether it is for yourself or a loved one is a time honoured holiday tradition. Time spent picking out a memento of your trip for yourself can be a wonderful way to reflect on your trip and appreciate the culture you have spent time immersed in. I like encoring the kiddos to spend time picking out souvenirs for friends and families because I think it is beneficial for them to consider what a loved one would appreciate. I enjoy asking them why they have chosen a specific item and hearing their own take on the culture.

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By holidaysforall, ago
Top Tips

Holiday snaps you’ll treasure for ever

Having a record of your holiday is a great way to look back on the trip of a lifetime. Not only will great holiday snaps commemorate the amazing places you have seen and the experiences you had there they also are a joyful way of recording the growth and development of your family over the years. Modern technology now means that it is possible to get great shots using your smartphone. If you are not looking for gallery quality images leave the fancy camera and extra lenses at home, it will cut down on weight and save you worrying about bringing unnecessary valuables with you.

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By holidaysforall, ago
Getaways

Tips and tricks to make your family’s holiday budget go further

When I was young, free and childless planning a holiday was a relatively simple and cheap thing to do, all I had to worry about was myself. It was not unknown for me to occasionally spend the night in a 24hour train station or use hostels where you were packed into dormitories like sardines. When kids came along those options were not quite as attractive as they once were! Keeping costs down when travelling with family can be tough, here are some of my favourite money saving options: (more…)

By holidaysforall, ago
Getaways

How not to have your family kill each other on long Car Journeys

As the survivor of long car journeys from Scotland to Portsmouth in the south of England undertaken squashed in between two other siblings I feel I can speak from a wealth of experience when it comes to giving advice on how to keep the kiddos occupied on longer than average car journeys.  Whether it is an equally epic cross country trip or a relatively short journey that you are fearful will be extended due to roadworks, delays or general commuter craziness, it pays to plan ahead and have some trick up your sleeve for when sibling battle lines are drawn and negotiations peter out in the back seat…

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By holidaysforall, ago